BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Mariam Clinic serves as the governing authority which functions according to the Mariam Clinic By-Laws.
The board elects the Chairman of the Board, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and the Treasurer
The board appoints an Executive Committee to manage day to day operations of the clinic
The board reviews Mariam Clinic by-laws annually.
The board appoints committees under the leadership of various board members
The Treasurer prepares the annual budget and the board approves the budget. The Treasurer also provides oversight over the Clinic’s financial books and records and provides monthly financial reports to the Board, as requested.
Munir Abdullah, Ph.D. - Chairman
Dr. Abdullah is a retired Pharmaceutical Executive with 25 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Project Management at Cempra Pharmaceuticals retiring in December 2017. Previously, Munir was Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs serving in roles of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline for 22 years. Dr. Abdullah received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK and was recipient of a fellowship from Ulster Cancer Foundation, Northern Ireland. He also conducted postdoctoral research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in RTP.
Tahir Sheikh - Vice Chairman
Tahir has a masters degree in engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his career working for Nortel and Nokia in their international divisions in the US and overseas. His background is primarily in management associated with Research & Development, Product Planning, Strategic Planning, and Business Planning.
He retired in 2011. He joined the Mariam Clinic Board in 2015.
Mohammad Ali has a Masters degree (MPP) in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a JD, Law degree from UNC, Chapel Hill. He is urrently the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Advance Auto Parts in Raleigh, NC.
Fiaz Fareed - Outreach
Fiaz Fareed arrived in the US in 1986 having worked in Saudi American Oil Company (Aramco). Studied Nuclear Medicine Technology in New Jersey. Relocated to Raleigh, NC in 1996 and has worked in all the major area hospitals (Duke, UNC, WakeMed) and overseas (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Joined Mariam Clinic from its inception with a passion to help the needy. Member of several national and international non-profit organisations and currently the Chairperson of both the Outreach Committee at the Islamic Association of Raleigh and Mariam Clinic Outreach and Recruting
Sumera Hayat completed her medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania, her residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, and her MPH from University of North Carolina. After working in the Navajo Reservation and at West Virginia University, Sumera’s family moved back to North Carolina where she joined the Duke Family Medicine Department. In 2007, she helped open Mariam Clinic. Since 2008, she has been a part of Mariam Clinic remotely as she has worked in Tanzania and in Malawi as part of multiple maternal health projects. She has been surprised at the similarities in health care problems shared by the poor in sub- Saharan Africa and North Carolina. Sumera's sister tragically passed away in 2014, and in July 2015 she moved to Fresno California to take over her sister's clinic. Despite all these changes, she remains involved in the Mariam Clinic and volunteers in the clinic when she can.
Sadia Rehman - Secretary
Sadia Aslam Rahman has lived in North Carolina for the last 5 years and in the triangle area for the last 2 years. She is originally from Kansas City, MO where she earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She enjoys traveling the world with her husband and is serving as Secretary for the Mariam Clinic Board of Directors.
Abrar Sattar - Treasurer
Abrar has a Master’s in Public & International Affairs from University of Pittsburg; has been a resident of the Triangle area for over 30 years and is gainfully employed in the Contracts office of RTI International. He volunteers as a weekend teacher on Islamic Studies; has remained Treasurer of Islamic Association of Raleigh for over 10 years, has served in the IAR Board for 3 years, and as the HOA Treasurer for over 10 years. He joined Mariam Clinic Board in August 2018 and is now serving as the Treasurer of Mariam Clinic.